[packman] Packman service interruption and migration

Lutz Thuns lthuns at opensuse.org
Mon Feb 21 08:09:04 CET 2011

 On Sun, 20 Feb 2011 16:28:08 +0100, Pascal Bleser wrote:
> New repository layout
> ---------------------
> We came up with a solution to this, as more and more people
> requested having split repositories, in order to control what
> they want to use from Packman:
> * we will have four repositories instead of one: Essentials,
>   Multimedia, Games and Extras
> * Essentials will be the bare minimum to get your multimedia
>   experience on openSUSE going (libraries, MPlayer, vlc, ffmpeg,
>   ...)
> * Multimedia will contain additional applications that are not
>   available for openSUSE or only in a crippled build, such as
>   avidemux, etc...
> * Games are, well, games, although we will try to move most of
>   what may be hosted on build.opensuse.org to the games project
>   there
> * Extras is all the rest
> As an example of what needs to be added to zypper, once the
> migration is complete and .repo files are available too:
> * add the Essentials repository:
>   zypper ar -r \
> http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_11.3/Essentials/Essentials.repo
> * add the "everything" repository:
>   zypper ar -r \
>   http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_11.3/packman.repo

 Hi Pascal (and the rest of the packman team),

 so everybody has to change their current packman repository (which atm 
 points to e.g. /suse/11.3)?
 And then decide if they want the whole packman.repo or selected 
 essentials/games/... ?

 Lutz Thuns
 openSUSE official member (lOtz1009)
 LXDE team

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